Play from the scrum

in Attack

Use this activity to develop your players’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities from a scrum. You could use this against a scrum machine as well. MORE

Defending in your own 22

in Defence, Rugby drills

Your 22m area is the opposition’s team “red zone” and most likely place for them to score points. Use this activity to help your players work harder than the attack and squeeze them out. This activity builds the idea before putting into a game realistic situation. MORE

How to review your season ready for next season

in Rugby coaching, Team Management, Tips

Sometimes the most logical answer to a problem isn’t the right one. So when assessing how to improve performance, apply the DAP principle to your thought process – Deep, Accurate, Practical. So, you’ve reached the end of the season or you are getting ready for next season. The most difficult thing you’ll do at this... MORE

Move and tackle together

in Defence, Rugby drills

All defensive patterns require strong communication and an ability to work together as a line. Use this folding defence activity to get groups of players filling in and coming forward to tackle side-on. MORE

Recycle players, recycle ball

in Rugby drills, Tackling

If you’re on the ground you’re out of the game – which is bad news given the speed of rugby nowadays. So condition your players to spring to their feet and return to the defence in a productive way quickly. MORE

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